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July 23, 2019

Gorilla Glue Warriors — Extinction Rebellion Activists Gum Up Capitol

Yesterday evening, in an effort to get Congress to declare a climate emergency, protesters with the group called the Extinction Rebellion superglued themselves across a corridor blocking a tunnel connecting offices to the House of Representatives preventing Members of...

June 25, 2019

Climate Protests Breaking Out in NYC and DC

By Alexandra Patel and Monica Medina On Saturday, outside The New York Times building, 70 Extinction Rebellion protestors were arrested as they demanded greater coverage of the climate crisis by the notable news company.  Similarly, activists from the Sunrise Movement...

May 29, 2019

New Research Suggests Climate Marches Sway Public Sentiment

The uptick of climate and science marches since the 2016 election has certainly made the environmental community feel more hopeful and less alone but have these demonstrations actually swayed public opinion? Penn State just released a study that proves that...

January 21, 2019

A Brief History of the Environmental Justice Movement

During the Civil Rights movement, there had been minority-led protests concerning exposure to toxic pollution, most notably the Mexican American farm workers organized by Caesar Chavez who protested harmful pesticides they were exposed to while picking lettuce and the...

January 18, 2019

Heroes of the Week: Belgian Kids Skipping School To Make a Point

For the second week in a row, thousands of Belgian kids walked out of school and marched on EU parliament to make a point about the urgent need for climate action.  The Associated Press picked up the story, giving it worldwide attention.  Rain and cold did not deter...